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The road to Five Star

Interview by Krizette Chu Portrait by Noel Pabalate The golden standard in the hotel industry is a Forbes’ Five Star rating. In the digital era…

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The Haunted Ruins

Text and images by Mark Anthony Barquin Togonon On a hot summer afternoon, a sudden gust of icy wind sweeps through the crevices of the…


Beyond the hills

Text and Photos by Art Sta. Ana On Oct. 15, 2013, the earth trembled for 33 seconds in Bohol, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated…


City of Beauty and Danger

Text and images by Mark Anthony Barquin Togonon A sharp burst of gunfire cracks the early morning silence in the favela. I stumble back a step, my…


A new luxury haven in the North

By Terence Repelente The latest and biggest among the Seda group of hotels, Seda Vertis North is a departure from the brand’s previous boutique size…